Oberwolfach Seminar: Mathematics of Photonic Crystals

October 12th - October 18th, 2008
Willy Dörfler, Karlsruhe
Michael Plum, Karlsruhe
Guido Schneider, Stuttgart
Lutz Weis, Karlsruhe
On behalf of the Graduiertenkolleg 1294 at the University of Karlsruhe.

Propagation of electromagnetic waves in structured materials at nano scales is an important topic for the construction of materials with completely new properties.

The questions concern the computation of the bandstrucure of the crystal to detect and forecast the allowed or prohibited transmissions, to find new materials with prescribed band gaps, to predict the consequences of local dotings, recover crystal properties from scattered data and study the behaviour of wave packets in crystals and wave guides.

The mathematical tools to deal with these problems range from analysis to numerical methods and include the following topics:

Furthermore, the workshop will include practical exercises and short communications on recent results and developments.

Will be announced later.
P. Kuchment: The mathematics of photonic crystals, in Mathematical modeling in optical science, SIAM, 2001.
P. Monk: Finite element methods for Maxwell's equations, Clarendon Press, 2003.
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION (because of free capacity):
September 15th, 2008

The seminars take place at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. The number of participants is restricted to 24. The Institute covers accommodation and food. Travel expenses cannot be reimbursed. Applications including

should be sent as hard copy or by e-mail (.ps or .pdf file) to:

Prof. Dr. Gert-Martin Greuel
Universität Kaiserslautern
Fachbereich Mathematik
Erwin Schrödingerstr.
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach   updated: November 29th, 2007